By Estefania Torres |Staff Writer| America is known to be the jungle of all things fast food; the metropolis of sodas, cheeseburgers and french fries. Although most people deny eating these greasy meals, there is no denying that most of us become weak when it comes to consuming unhealthy fast food. We all know the feeling when you are in a rush to get somewhere and you are starving; you see your favorite fast food joint sign, and you feel like you have been saved. Saved is the last thing you are when eating unhealthy meals because ultimately, you are what you eat. Eating unhealthy food eventually starts to really take a toll on your body, inside and out. Not only does the … [Read more...] about You Are What You Eat
By Shelby Hancock |Asst. Sports Editor| Healthy weight loss is accompanied by exercise and a healthy diet, but many believe there is another way to reach weight loss goals, fad diets. "Most people who lose weight on a fad diet regain the weight and many people gain back even more," according to Kaiser Permanente. Fad diets are weight loss plans that yield dramatic results according to familydoctor.org. "I don't necessarily like my weight but if I stop eating for a period of time I'll probably just revert back to old habits," said student Nicole Dana. These diets have very strict guidelines on what you can and cannot eat but some question the effects of depriving your body on … [Read more...] about Fad diets: how they are bad for you
By Suu Elen Manzano |Staff Writer| You are what you eat. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to be genetically engineered. I want to know if the food I’m consuming was made in a laboratory. Much like Frankenstein, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) can be freaks of non-nature. GMOs are created in a lab by taking genetic material from one organism and putting it into the DNA of another. If this wasn’t controversial enough, then you also need to consider that no official study has ever been conducted to define the long term effects of consuming GMOs. For all we know, we could start growing extra limbs. According to a study done at Ohio State University, “Clinical … [Read more...] about Genetically altered foods are dangerous, not to mention nasty.
By Kyla Cook |News Editor| So my last entry was about what you should eat, and it probably seems like you'll be cutting a lot of the good stuff you like to eat such as candy and chips, but I'm not lying to you ... it is possible! The secret? 5-6 small meals a day. Why the 5 meals? There are many different reasons and you can find them in many different magazines and books. But here's one that's simple enough: http://www.thehealthyeatingguide.com/6smallmealsaday.html My main reason is it boosts my metabolism and keeps me from overeating. I'd rather have 6 smaller meals than one 1,000 calorie one from any restaurant. It's hard to get started though, I had to force myself to eat … [Read more...] about Rec’ing it, Rep 3 – Meal time